Scholarship Appilcation


The North Branch Band Boosters are pleased to offer scholarships to students who are looking to further their education in music.  The application deadline is March 23rd, 2018. 

  • The North Branch Band Boosters will issue scholarships totaling $1,300.00 (Two $250.00 High School, two $250.00 Middle School, and three $100.00 Ruth Fox Scholarships.)

  • The scholarship is intended to help pay for the advancement of the student’s musical abilities.

  • The scholarship will be based on band participation and academic merit.

  • The scholarship money must be used by June 30th of the following calendar year.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be a current member of the North Branch Bronco Band, and:

1.) Is maintaining at least a B average in band

2.) Regularly participates in after-school rehearsals, performances, auditions, etc.

3.) Carries at least a 3.0 grade point average in all classes (All A’s and B’s for a Ruth Fox student.)


Application Requirements

1.) Completed Application Form

2.) Short Answers

3.) Two (2) Teacher Evaluations (cannot be Mr. Ehardt or Mrs. Bucholtz)

4.) One (1) Letter of Recommendation (cannot be from a Family member)

Mail to North Branch Band Boosters, PO Box 164 North Branch, MI 48461 by May 17, 2019.


Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for a scholarship.


Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee named by the Band Booster Board of Directors.

Selection committee members will include, at a minimum:

1.) One elected officer from the Band Boosters

2.) One representative from the school - an administrator, teacher, or staff

3.) One at-large parent representative

4.) One parent of a band member (student may not apply for scholarship)

5.) Band Director


In addition to being merit-related, scoring will be based on neatness and readability, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ties will be broken in the following manner:

1.) Highest average grade in current band class; if this does not break the tie, then

2.) Highest overall GPA; if this does not break the tie, then

3.) The scholarship money will be distributed equally.


Application Scoring

Total Points Possible 200

Band History, 0-50 points

School/Community History, 0-20 points;

Short Answers, 0-45 points;

Teacher Evaluation, 0-35 points;

Letter of Recommendation, 0-40 points;

Neatness/readability, 0-10 points

(Content, spelling, punctuation, and grammar will all be considered.)


Announcement and Payment

Recipient(s) will be announced at the Spring Band Concert. Scholarship money will be paid directly to the approved continuing music education organization/individual.


Monies must be used by June 30th of the following calendar year.